Wednesday, April 18, 2012

30 Teams in 30 Posts: #7


With the big Google Blog/Blogger upgrade, I have decided to remove my somewhat restrictive five image limit to most of my posts. It's no coincidence that this comes with a post about the Oakland A's, as to this day I've never successfully traded with a fan of this team. (This means I have tons of cards to send you, dear Oakland fan. Hint, hint.)


Here are some tidbits about my relationship with the A's. I once bought an A's hat to impress a girl. (I don't think it worked. Hey, I was 18.) I had a Jose Canseco 40/40 poster on my bedroom wall at one point. I thought Mark McGwire was awesome, but I also thought Terry Steinbach and Walt Weiss were pretty great at one point. And don't get me started on Carney Lansford.


Favorite current Athletics player: Coco Crisp. I think this is mostly because his name sends my mother into fits of laughter. He was actually a Cardinals draft pick once upon a time.


Least favorite current Athletics player: Jemile Weeks. I disqualified Manny Ramirez, because I'm skeptical the dreadlocked layabout will ever take the field again. Weeks is guilty by association, or rather, by relation to his brother Rickie who is one of my least favorite players in the entire league.


Favorite Athletics player of all-time: Rickey Henderson. I used to pretend to be Rickey Henderson when I tried to steal a base. Heck, I pretended to be Rickey Henderson when I ran across the street to catch the bus.


This guy was like 12 feet tall and made of oak.


Least favorite Athletics player of all-time: Eric Byrnes. Have you ever heard him talk? Enough said.


Yes, apparently that thing with the skull on it was some sort of Oakland logo at one point.


It's THE Don Sutton. You know, the amazing first baseman? No?

The Oakland Athletics snag a spot at #7 in my reverse-ranking of favorite teams as of the moment I picked them a long, long time ago on October 4th, 2010. All of these cards are very much up for trade, so please contact me if you're interested.

1 comment:

Play at the Plate said...

Don Sutton got really bulky. And he doesn't look that old either.